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4 jurors seated for Kim Potter trial, many more needed

Nov. 30, 2021 23:27 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors and defense attorneys for the suburban Minneapolis police officer charged in Daunte Wright's death are to resume jury selection Wednesday after seating four the first day. Kim Potter, 49, sat quietly Tuesday as...

Attorney: Potter will testify at trial; 4 jurors seated

Nov. 30, 2021 19:26 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The suburban Minneapolis police officer who shot Daunte Wright will testify at her trial, her attorney said Tuesday as jury selection began with potential panelists questioned closely about their attitudes on policing, protests and the Black Lives Matter movement. ...

Biden tries to reassure on COVID as he sells spending plan

Nov. 30, 2021 18:31 PM EST

ROSEMOUNT, Minn. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday went to Minnesota to pitch his completed infrastructure deal and a giant social spending bill that he's still trying to get passed, but also found himself reassuring the nation he would fight the evolving COVID-19 threat without...

Civil trial in Floyd case on pace for January jury selection

Nov. 30, 2021 17:53 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The federal civil rights trial of the four former Minneapolis police officers indicted in the killing of George Floyd is on track to begin in January, according to a judge's letter. U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson earlier this month mailed out jury...

Key moments in the police shooting of Daunte Wright

Nov. 30, 2021 10:52 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kim Potter, a former police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, is charged with manslaughter in the April 11 shooting death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, a Black motorist. Here are some key moments in the case: April 11 — Police in Brooklyn...

Fight breaks out among a dozen people at Minneapolis airport

Nov. 29, 2021 18:02 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police are investigating a fight that erupted in a terminal at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport shortly after a plane had landed from Orlando, Florida. About a dozen male and female passengers were involved in the scrape after two large...

Jurors at trial in Daunte Wright slaying go under microscope

Nov. 29, 2021 16:17 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When attorneys sift through potential jurors for the trial of a suburban Minneapolis police officer who says she meant to use her Taser instead of her gun when she killed Daunte Wright, they’ll take a hard look at their attitudes toward policing, protests, and the Black...

Carjacking suspect fatally shot by police in Mounds View

Nov. 29, 2021 08:11 AM EST

MOUNDS VIEW, Minn. (AP) — Police in a Minneapolis suburb fatally shot an armed carjacking suspect after the man confronted them in a liquor store, officials said. According to authorities, police responded to a call of shots fired in Mounds View Sunday about 7:15 p.m....

EXPLAINER: Was officer's fatal Taser mix-up manslaughter?

Nov. 28, 2021 16:43 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A white suburban Minneapolis police officer charged with manslaughter in the death of Daunte Wright, a Black man, said she meant to use her Taser to try to stop him from fleeing during an attempted arrest but accidentally grabbed her gun instead. ...

Community systems offer alternative paths for solar growth

Nov. 28, 2021 11:40 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Strolling his church's rooftop among 630 solar panels, Bishop Richard Howell Jr. acknowledged climate change isn't the most pressing concern for his predominantly Black congregation — even though it disproportionately harms people of color and the poor. ...